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Powerful Lithuanian video experiment highlights online racism

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The Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (LŽTS) has released a powerful advert against racism online.

The video shows a group of people who do not know they are being filmed as they wait on a sofa outside what they think is an audition.

A black actor then asks them to translate a post on his Facebook wall, saying he is new to the country and cannot speak the language.

The post is filled with such terms as monkey”, “go back to Africa” and “slave” and the participants either refuse to read it or hold back tears as they do, all the while apologizing for the post.